porternator (2) - - JAN 30, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Found this on tap at the Yard House in Chino Hills. Barney Flats aged in a bourbon barrel! I’ve tried many stouts that have been aged in bourbon barrels some are good and some are so over powered by bourbon and oak that they taste like soy sauce. The good news is Anderson Valley nailed this one. If you Enjoyed the Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout like I did this is gonna rock your world. The Appearance is Black l and it had a 1" head that stuck around for little while leaving a nice little lacing on the glass. The aroma is intoxicating in itself, bourbon ,oak, cocoa, and coffee up front and sharing the stage nothing really overpowering the other. The mouth feel is smooth and creamy as expected from an oatmeal stout. It taste like it smells except the malts and hops come forward and add tho the blend. The mild after taste is just like it smells mild bourbon and oak burn with chocolate. My new Favorite. Now if I can just find it in Bottles around here.
baraciisch (1968) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black in color... Light foam head... Mouthfeel is fairly thin for an imperial stout, not as much rich roasted malt character as I would have liked... Definitely prevalent notes of wild turkey bourbon, light vanilla notes, chocolate, slightly boozy on the finish... Solid
Hammy78 (762) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber picked up at AJ’s in Rochester NY. Pours a dark cola colour, massive khaki head, piles of lacing. Nose is nose is sweet, a touch of vanilla, but it all is very subtle. Tastes very soft on the tongue, vanilla, a bit bitter, sweet, a bit chocolate bitter and bourbon.
blipp (6246) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Sweet whiskey up front, with moderate roasted malts, mild chocolate and molasses sweetness, and more whiskey in the finish. Surprisingly not too boozy despite the hit of whiskey flavor. Pretty good.
DomD (87) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle. Aromas of bourbon obviously with some bread. Pours black with tan head. Has a medium bitter taste. Full bodied and creamy texture. Definitely an interesting and complex brew.
matbli (17) - POLAND - NOV 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap - Pours black with small but creamy head. Aroma is a mixture of smoke, bourbon and sweet raisins. In taste good balance of sweetness and bitterness with notes vanilla pudding and coffee in the aftertaste.
oliodnb (370) - ITALY - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
65cl bottle shared. Pours black with a low creamy beige head. Aroma is milky sweet, light roastiness, coffee, light whisky notes. Taste is similar, sweet and roastiness, very good coffee aftertaste, lighter mouthfeel than expected. Some whisky again in the finish, very light bitterness.
Kristall-König (2293) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Geruch mit dezenter Whiskynote, malzig, süß, Kaffee. Start süßsalzig. Mitte dicht Schokolade, röstig, Whisky. Abgang Nougat, Schokolade, moderat bitter. Gutes Bier.
Spab (2510) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits. Pours a very dark brown with a decent-sized beige head. Aroma is big vanilla and bourbon with more subtle roasty malt. Flavour is also dominated by the barrel with notes of wood, vanilla and bourbon, there’s some underlying coffee and chocolate notes but the stout can’t hold up to the barrel. A little thinner than I’d like. Nice, but a bigger base beer might be better.
TheCametron (1858) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Beergeek. Pours Black with a Tan head. Aroma of roast malt and dripping with Bourbon oak vanilla. A nice base stout but the hot barrel ageing makes my brain wish this was imperial. A massive boozy stout is a good counterbalance to overzealous whisky barrel ageing. A more reasonable alcohol content. falls down a bit. Really nice anyway.
ttoadee (677) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black pour, scant tan head. Nose is soft dark malt with a hint of bourbon; subtle but noticeable. Bittersweet. Middle is sweet cherries, mild oats, woody. Finish is smooth dark malt. Nice beer.